A Bible study at www.worldslastchance.com has yielded that John Paul II will appear as the next pope. The importance of this startling conclusion is that, if true, it would mean that humanity is closer to the end than many, even of the most daring, have ever imagined. And if the end is coming that soon, the natural question would be: are we ready?
It is based on a study of Revelation, chapter 17. The study explains how we are currently living during the reign of the 7th king of the papacy, Pope Benedict XVI, whose reign has been prophesied in Revelation to be a short one. "The count of the kings started with the Lateran Concordant of 1929," stated Galal Doss founder of World’s Last Chance, "which recognized, for the first time, the pope as absolute monarch over the State of Vatican City. Furthermore," he added "the next pope, the eighth, will be the last, and during his reign the papacy will be transformed back into a persecuting power which she enjoyed up until 1798, when she exercised great political and ecclesiastical power over much of the Christian world. It was a time of ultimate religious intolerance towards all Christians who disagreed with any of the Roman Catholic Church’s teachings." According to the study, the church lost this control in 1798 when Napoleon ordered General Berthier to conquer Rome and declare an end to the temporal power of the papacy. Ever since that event, when Pope Pius VI was banished to Valence in France, the Roman Catholic Church has never regained the position she has had.
The study goes on to affirmatively suggest that with the arrival of the eighth king, the Roman Catholic Church will again become a persecuting global hegemony under the leadership of the quintessential John Paul II. The article claims that a devil will impersonate John Paul II and through this "divine resurrection" will inspire world leaders to heed and implement universal Sunday observance laws in obeisance to the Roman Catholic Church. This will set the stage for the final conflict of the end-time.
When asked what the purpose of posting this study is, his response was, "Soon the world will witness unprecedented deceptions, hitherto unseen supernatural powers and manifestations. God in His mercy has revealed these truths so that His people will not be deceived for they will have been adequately warned. More importantly, we want people to begin to take the end events seriously and seek the Lord while He may be found."